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“Picking and pairing fonts really well is hard. It takes a lot of time too, especially if you don’t have experience with it. Can AI tools help you do this task better and quicker? Can it teach you how to do it well, if you’re less experienced?”
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- Job applications suck because bad UX →
The most punishing part of being unemployed.
By Daley Wilhelm
- Why do we fall for brand illusions? →
Setting, branding, and first impressions.
By Elvis Hsiao
- The cult of productivity →
Is the decline of elitism of creativity inevitable?
By Rei Inamoto
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Make me think
- Please stop multitasking. I’m begging you. →
“The lie that we can get more work done by working on multiple things at once is so absurd, so incorrect, and so utterly destructive that I can’t believe it’s a near-universal practice.”
- Are rebrands starting to look the same? →
“…But between the pressures of quick turnarounds and the allure of inspiration boards, how does one define originality in an age saturated with visual stimuli?”
- The tyranny of the marginal user →
“Nearly all popular consumer software has been trending towards minimal user agency, infinitely scrolling feeds, and garbage content. Even that crown jewel of the Internet, Google Search itself, has decayed to the point of being unusable for complicated queries.”
Little gems this week
Tools and resources
- Uniquely Japan →
6 web design styles to reference.
- Responsive modes in Figma →
Responsive design with Figma’s variables and modes.
By Christine Vallaure
- Design system guides →
Redesigning your system thinking.
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